ACC contributes to the cost of consultations if the claim is approved. A part charge applies plus a fee for the registration of a new ACC Claim. We can easily access radiology (Xrays) via Pacific Radiology if further tests are required. Fees may apply.
Sickness and ACC Certificates
Sickness certificates and ACC forms can be a source of concern. Strict legal and ethical restrictions are imposed on doctors supplying certificates to patients. A certificate may only be issued after the patient has been examined by the doctor. Please make an appointment if you require a medical certificate.
Accurate pregnancy tests can be performed on urine samples usually while you wait. This is free. This test is very sensitive and will often detect a pregnancy within a few days of the first missed menstrual period.
After active involvement in maternity care over many years we have opted out of delivering babies. We do do early pregnancy care and we have good relationships with many local midwives and can assist women in finding a midwife for their care.
Immunisations and vaccinations
Please see nurse services.
We are sometimes asked to provide a second opinion for patients from outside the practice. We do not offer this service. If from within the practice you would like a second opinion on your problem please ask. Having several doctors working in the practice enables us to arrange another opinion for our patients easily.
Telephone Access to Doctors
In the course of a day, your doctor will see many patients. Your doctor should only be interrupted for emergencies so they can focus on the patient with them. If you must speak to your doctor, please call us and we will pass on a message. Telephone consultations are available for a fee. Please book through the reception staff.
Doctors and Nurses Holidays
Your doctor and nurses are not an inexhaustible resource. They need adequate time to spend with their families, for study, and holidays. Please respect this.
Weekends, weekday evenings and public holidays there is a doctor available for appointments at the Invercargill Urgent Doctor Service (telephone 2188821) situated at 100 Don St, Invercargill.
Healthline offers 24 hour advice with a registered nurse: Please phone 0800 611 116